At York, researchers collaborate across the University's seven interdisciplinary research themes to address the great scientific, social and environmental challenges of our times.

Our department has particularly strong partnerships within three themes: Culture and Communication, Creativity and Technologies for the Future.

Culture and Communication

Our researchers explore the cultures of many periods and places. Their work is advancing and challenging how we understand the world.

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Creativity is at the centre of our research excellence. The creative application of our colleagues’ discoveries can be one of the most surprising aspects of our research.

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Technologies for the Future

Although our research is focused on the past, we use the latest digital technologies to explore, answer and communicate our research.

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